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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt 0.14
ADVS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
58% of the 2078 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.21 vs. ADVS: 0.14 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.11   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.14

Equity to Asset -0.18
ADVS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
60% of the 2008 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. ADVS: -0.18 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.29   Max: 0.89
Current: -0.18

-0.29
0.89
Interest Coverage 6.33
ADVS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
55% of the 1364 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2350.48 vs. ADVS: 6.33 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 6.33   Max: 9999.99
Current: 6.33

6.33
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.58
M-Score: -3.12
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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Operating margin (%) 20.24
ADVS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 2062 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.48 vs. ADVS: 20.24 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -26.73   Max: 24.32
Current: 20.24

-26.73
24.32
Net-margin (%) 11.81
ADVS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2062 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.74 vs. ADVS: 11.81 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -67.76   Max: 44.87
Current: 11.81

-67.76
44.87
ROE (%) 29.09
ADVS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 2001 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. ADVS: 29.09 )
ADVS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -28.31   Max: 36.58
Current: 29.09

-28.31
36.58
ROA (%) 10.34
ADVS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 2086 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. ADVS: 10.34 )
ADVS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -23.82   Max: 24.29
Current: 10.34

-23.82
24.29
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 257.44
ADVS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 2071 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 28.79 vs. ADVS: 257.44 )
ADVS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -142.69   Max: 141.59
Current: 257.44

-142.69
141.59
Revenue Growth (%) 11.30
ADVS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1669 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. ADVS: 11.30 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.8   Max: 24.7
Current: 11.3

-1.8
24.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 10.80
ADVS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. ADVS: 10.80 )
ADVS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -56.5   Max: 106.5
Current: 10.8

-56.5
106.5
EPS Growth (%) 6.30
ADVS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1278 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. ADVS: 6.30 )
ADVS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -33.9   Max: 77.8
Current: 6.3

-33.9
77.8
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

ADVS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 73,368 sh (+385.88%)
Bill Frels 33,200 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 4,709,194 sh (-0.11%)
Joel Greenblatt 10,126 sh (-16.49%)
Steven Cohen 8,823 sh (-24.4%)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,169 sh (-30.83%)
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Q1 2014

ADVS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 185,073 sh (+152.25%)
Joel Greenblatt 17,132 sh (+69.19%)
Bill Frels 46,900 sh (+41.27%)
Ron Baron 4,961,258 sh (+5.35%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q2 2014

ADVS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Bill Frels 65,100 sh (+38.81%)
Joel Greenblatt 23,188 sh (+35.35%)
Ron Baron 4,953,956 sh (-0.15%)
Jim Simons 129,568 sh (-29.99%)
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Q3 2014

ADVS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 9,578 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 427,686 sh (+1744.43%)
Jim Simons 164,868 sh (+27.24%)
Ron Baron 5,083,071 sh (+2.61%)
Bill Frels 65,100 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ADVS

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 1744.43%0.12%$30.65 - $33.46 $ 31.11-3%427686
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 35.35%$25.99 - $33.3 $ 31.115%23188
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 69.19%$28.91 - $35.45 $ 31.11-3%17132
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -30.73%0.01%$26.08 - $35.06 $ 31.112%13712
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.02%$21.1 - $24.59 $ 31.1138%18066
Meridian Funds 2012-09-30 Sold Out 1.2%$21.4 - $28.04 $ 31.1124%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$24.55 - $27.35 $ 31.1119%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.02%$23.74 - $27.94 $ 31.1130%8722
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Guru Investment Theses on Advent Software Inc

Baron Funds Comments on Advent Software Inc. - Aug 07, 2013

Advent Software, Inc. (ADVS), the provider of critical back-office software to the investment management business, rose 25.3% in the quarter. Earnings showed significant improvement both in sales and margins. The company announced that in conclusion of its evaluation of strategic alternatives, it would pursue a leveraged recap and pay out a $9/per share special dividend. A result with which we are happy.

From Ron Baron’s second quarter 2013 commentary.


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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 35.70
ADVS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 58.20 vs. ADVS: 35.70 )
ADVS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.51   Max: 129.03
Current: 35.7

11.51
129.03
P/S 4.20
ADVS's P/S is ranked higher than
60% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. ADVS: 4.20 )
ADVS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.18   Max: 7.66
Current: 4.2

2.18
7.66
PFCF 17.00
ADVS's PFCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 84.60 vs. ADVS: 17.00 )
ADVS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.08   Max: 1002.5
Current: 17

10.08
1002.5
EV-to-EBIT 22.75
ADVS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 34.56 vs. ADVS: 22.75 )
ADVS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -3736.9   Max: 969.3
Current: 22.75

-3736.9
969.3
PEG 2.71
ADVS's PEG is ranked higher than
88% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ADVS: 2.71 )
ADVS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 5.38
Current: 2.71

0.46
5.38
Shiller P/E 49.30
ADVS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ADVS: 49.30 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 29.49   Max: 1063
Current: 49.3

29.49
1063
Current Ratio 0.57
ADVS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 2043 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. ADVS: 0.57 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 7.56
Current: 0.57

0.57
7.56
Quick Ratio 0.57
ADVS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 2043 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. ADVS: 0.57 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 7.56
Current: 0.57

0.57
7.56

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.90
ADVS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
75% of the 1043 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. ADVS: 0.90 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 0.86
Current: 0.9

0.39
0.86
Dividend Payout 0.30
ADVS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
87% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ADVS: 0.30 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 0.59
Current: 0.3

0.54
0.59
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.90
ADVS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
76% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. ADVS: 0.90 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 0.86
Current: 0.9

0.39
0.86
Share Buyback Rate 0.70
ADVS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 1390 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. ADVS: 0.70 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.2   Max: -36.1
Current: 0.7

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 2.10
ADVS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. ADVS: 2.10 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 6.19
Current: 2.1

0.74
6.19
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
ADVS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. ADVS: 1.00 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 4.28
Current: 1

0.5
4.28
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.40
ADVS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ADVS: 2.40 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 7.27
Current: 2.4

1.13
7.27
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.40
ADVS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
73% of the 2056 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. ADVS: 4.40 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 4.8
Current: 4.4

0.1
4.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 19.40
ADVS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1069 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 13.07 vs. ADVS: 19.40 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 81.4
Current: 19.4

1.1
81.4

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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Advent Software Inc was founded and incorporated in 1983 in California and reincorporated in Delaware in November 1995. It offers software and services that automate work flows and data across investment management organizations, as well as the information flows between an investment management organization and external parties. Its products are intended to increase operational efficiency, improve the accuracy of client information and enable better decision-making. Each solution focuses on specific mission-critical functions of the investment management organization and is tailored to meet the needs of a particular market segment of the investment management industry, as determined by size, assets under management and complexity of the investment process. Its business derives revenues from the development, marketing and sale of software products, Software-as-a-Service, data interfaces hosting services and related maintenance and services that automate, integrate and support certain mission-critical functions of investment management organizations around the world. The company faces competition from certain providers of software and related services as well as providers of outsourced services.
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